Awards: 93 points - Tasting Panel Crafted with grapes sourced from Lodi’s best Zinfandel vineyards, The Specialyst transcends the ordinary. Heady aromas of ripe black cherries and warm cinnamon reveal bold blackberry and spiced plum flavors cloaked in toasted vanilla. Smooth and full-bodied with a lingering finish, The Specialyst is a truly out-of-this-world experience. Our wine is delicious on its own and will also pair perfectly with grilled vegetables and meats, hearty pastas and aged cheeses. Our Zinfandel grapes were harvested in the last two weeks of September and our Petite Sirah in the second week of October. Both varietals were fermented to dry in stainless steel tanks. After a 6 day maceration to extract the classic varietal characteristics, wine was pressed off of skins followed by a full malo-lactic fermentation. The Specialyst Zinfandel aged in a combination of American and French oak barrels (30% new) that were perfectly matched to each vineyard’s character for 9 months.